While it’s been long known that the script of the late Dave Prowse was adjusted to swerve potential plot leaks, the upcoming auction of many of his collectibles have revealed the exact lines he delivered back in 1979 when he filmed the iconic “I am your father scene“….which as this image shows was certainly not what Prowse performed opposite Mark Hamill on the gantry that day.
Prowse’s altered Star Wars script reads “Luke, we will be the most powerful in the galaxy. You will have everything you could ever want… do not resist… it is our destiny.” Not an “I am your father” in sight.
Jones had originally been brought in to provide the villainous Vader’s voiceover after Prowse’s regional accent was deemed inappropriate for the part. “[Prowse] was very much hired for his physical attributes. The only people that knew [about the twist] I think were about three or four members of the cast,” auctioneer Andy Stowe told CNN.
In fact, only three people knew the twist: Lucas, Kershner and Hamill, who was only told about it just before they filmed his close-up.
Stowe predicts Prowse’s incomplete script will sell for between £2,500-4,000 ($3,490-5,580) at auction next month.
- Hardcover Book
- Ratcliffe, Amy (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 256 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Abrams (Publisher)